1. [ noun ] a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
Synonyms: dude fop sheik beau swell fashion_plate clotheshorse dandy
Related terms: man coxcomb beau_brummell macaroni dandify
2. [ adjective ] unflinching in battle or action

"a gallant warrior" "put up a gallant resistance to the attackers"

Related terms: brave
3. [ adjective ] having the qualities of gallantry attributed to an ideal knight
Synonyms: chivalrous knightly
Related terms: courteous
4. [ adjective ] having or displaying great dignity or nobility
Synonyms: proud majestic lofty

"a gallant pageant" "lofty ships" "majestic cities" "proud alpine peaks"

Related terms: impressive
5. [ adjective ] lively and spirited
Synonyms: dashing

"a dashing hero"

Related terms: spirited
6. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 2840
7. [ noun ] (work) a man who attends or escorts a woman
Synonyms: squire
Related terms: attendant
Similar spelling:   gallantry